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Just a WordPress Website Makeover

Just a WordPress Website Makeover

Before we talk about the makeover, I need to tell the story of how this project happened. Roll the clock back to 2015 and I saw a post on Facebook about a free book written by Jinx Schwartz. That was around the time I started to read books on Kindle so a free book was...

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Notification About Cookies for Privacy Laws

Notification About Cookies for Privacy Laws

Two big laws have been passed covering privacy online and more are sure to come in the future. While most Web site owners are happy to comply with the laws, they struggle with how to do it easily. Let's see if we can at least cover the basics with minimal effort. The...

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Pains and Gains of SiteGround’s SG Optimizer Plugin

Pains and Gains of SiteGround’s SG Optimizer Plugin

Before I talk about the actual pains and gains, I want to first list the description of the plugin provided in the WordPress repository. "This plugin is designed to link WordPress with the SiteGround Performance services. It WILL NOT WORK on another hosting provider."...

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Using WebP Images With WordPress

Using WebP Images With WordPress

In the early days of Web design we had GIF and JPEG. Then PNG came along in the mid 90s to provide a very good alternative to GIF. Other formats have come and gone since then with none of them truly taking hold. That is, until now! The folks at Google have created the...

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Tweaking Wordfence Settings For Troublesome Scans

Tweaking Wordfence Settings For Troublesome Scans

Recently I got notification that a site was temporarily disabled because it had malware on it. Now that the issue is resolved, I believe it to be a false positive and overreaction from the hosting company. It also came on the night that I met a cleanup expert who...

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Tutorials to Build Your Business and Your Web Site

Tutorials to Build Your Business and Your Web Site

In order for your business to be successful online, you need more than just a good Web site. We've gathered some tutorials that may help your business both on and offline. Let's start with three tutorials on services that may help your business. VoIP is one of our...

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Giving Olive Oil Site a Tasty Makeover

Giving Olive Oil Site a Tasty Makeover

Last summer a relative was visiting and we decided to go into the local olive oil store. It was an eye opening trip for me and I'm always looking for local businesses in need of a Web site. When I got back to the office, I gave their existing site a look and knew that...

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Importance of Open Web and Cleaning a Hacked Site

Importance of Open Web and Cleaning a Hacked Site

WordCamp Phoenix was held a couple of weeks ago and it is great to spend two full days with other WordPress users of all levels. One of the speakers that always delivers great content is Aaron Campbell. His main job is working on the security of the core WordPress...

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An Introduction to WordPress Security

An Introduction to WordPress Security

If you have a Web site, security is extremely important. The bad guys are trying to hack it, no matter how big your site. Having a few layers of security in place is an absolutely must. Just over a week ago was WordCamp Phoenix and one of the speakers was Aaron...

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Determining WordPress Theme Used on Sites

Determining WordPress Theme Used on Sites

As we work with clients on designing a Web site, we are interested in other sites they like. Sometimes they have an existing Web site of their own for which we need information to give them a quote on the makeover. When we see these sites, we want to know what...

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Regularly Update WordPress Plugins to Avoid Site Problems

Regularly Update WordPress Plugins to Avoid Site Problems

With any site built on WordPress, there are three major components that regularly get updated. There is WordPress itself, the theme or themes installed and the plugins. If they are not all updated in a timely manner, problems could arise. We recently saw evidence of...

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Your Web Site is Under Attack and How to Protect It

Your Web Site is Under Attack and How to Protect It

Each time we hear about a Web site being attacked, the owner of the hacked site doesn't understand why their site was targeted. The short answer is that the bad guys are rarely looking to attack a specific site. Instead they are looking for sites that are vulnerable....

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Unleashed Earns Mobile Sites Certification From Google

Unleashed Earns Mobile Sites Certification From Google

We know the importance of Web sites that work on mobile devices. Often when talking with clients, we explain the important and they don't think it applies to their site. That all changes when we look at their traffic stats in Google Analytics and see the exact...

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